December 3, 1928 – April 2, 2018
Walter Hiegel, 89 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Monday April 2, 2018 at 9:30 PM at Oakley Place, Greenville, Ohio. He was born December 3, 1928 in Tucson, Arizona the son of the late Homer & Margaret (Bailey) Hiegel. He retired from Harrison Radiator after 30 years. He served his country in the United States Navy. He was formerly a member of V.F.W. and American Legion. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Martha Hiegel; sister: Marjorie Dynes; brothers: James, Ward, & Keith Hiegel. He is survived by his children and spouse: Paul Hiegel of Greenville, Vicki & David Wills of Greenville, Terry Justus of LaGrange, Georgia; grandchildren & spouses: Angie Justus, Paul David Hiegel, Tim & Emily Wills, Sarah & Tony Royer, Dan Whittington; great grandchildren: Lilli Royer, Cole Royer, Jack Royer, Claire Royer, Sofia Royer, Izzy Wills, & Brody Wills; brother: Tom Hiegel of Union City; numerous nieces & nephews. Graveside services will be held on Monday April 9, 2018 at 2:00 PM atGreenville Township Memorial Gardens with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care.
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April 5, 2018
I am Robert Hiegel and live in Pearl City, Hawaii. I am one of Herbert Hiegel sons. Herbert is a brother of the late Homer Hiegel so I guess that makes me Walter's cousin.
I heard of Walter's passing and wanted to express a short memory I had of him. I did not live close to Walter so had little contact with him during his life. However, in 1989, I was driving across country from Pensylvania to Washington State and stopped to visit Walter. My visit with him was memorable. He was very gracious to me during the visit and made me feel very welcome. I have always be grateful to him for his hospitality.